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When Abraham Dick broke his back in 1938, the family struggled to keep up with the work on their farm near St. Agatha, Ont. Then one day in early November, they were surprised to... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Almost 13 years ago my family said our final goodbye to my mother. Grace Magdalene Bender Schwartzentruber lived a full life on two continents, always actively participating in... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: “ Honour God with Your Bodies ” insert, Sept. 25. I find myself in the awkward position of defending my theological... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Last weekend, I attended a wedding. The bride and groom asked their guests to register by highlighting their favourite verse in a Bible that they will carry into their new, shared... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Although it is only November, my community is starting to put up festive decorations and the blank spaces on my calendar are filling up quickly. A list of gifts for family and... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
It took me a while to find my poppy and peace button this year. I couldn’t remember where I’d stored them last November. “I guess I don’t have very good ‘remembrance,’ ” I joked... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Pondering on the dock at Camp Moose Lake. After years of soul searching, Mennonite Church Manitoba has sold its Camp Moose Lake property located in the southeastern corner of the... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
On the weekend of Oct. 13 to 15, Mennonite church delegates and others took part in Special Assembly 2017 in Winnipeg. More than 400 of us gathered from across the country to... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Manitoba church celebrates pastoral couple’s retirement Carman Mennonite Church celebrated a retirement party on Aug. 27, in honour of Bob and Martha Pauls, who had served our... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Last week, Makai started Kindergarten at the same school in Metro Manilla as his older brother, Cody, who is now in his second year. Although we are very happy with the school—and... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Christina Bartel Barkman
I wasn’t too sure about this idea of moving into a city. It didn’t seem much like the utopia I dreamed of. I’m a country kid. I grew up on a farm, where we had room to roam... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
There is no other food from our years in Africa that symbolizes community quite like injera , a type of flatbread. The most authentic way to serve it is on a large shared platter... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ardith Frey
Tsar Nicholas II, seated on a chair at centre of this photograph, is surrounded by patients, Red Cross workers and other staff at a hospital for wounded men in Ekaterinoslav,... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Do you remember any of the stories your grandma told you when you were little? I’m not referring to Bible stories, fairytales or super-hero stories, but stories about her life or... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Waltrude Gortzen
A formative experience for my childhood faith was the reading of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series. Set in the fictional land of Narnia, the seven books tell stories of... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘Shared land’ event deserved front-page coverage Re: “Shared land’ event photo, Aug. 28, back cover. I was rather set back by the minimal attention you gave to an event at Ancient... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
The Sept. 25 print issue of Canadian Mennonite contained an insert from Maple View Mennonite Church entitled “Honour God with Your Bodies.” Some readers have asked about the... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Tobi Thiessen
For Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers and national office staff, preparations for restructuring have created challenges over the past few years. Reality hit home as beloved... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Deborah Froese
In a previous Family Ties column on sexual ethics (June 19, 2017), I wondered, “Where does the Bible help us [in this regard]? And where is it limited?” As I wrote, I imagined... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
When I was a very young girl, I realized that the coloured papers in my mother’s purse could get you things. That was my intro­duction to money. Growing up, I remained fascinated... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Jesus and his disciples were invited to Martha’s house for dinner. Martha was toiling away in the kitchen by herself while everyone else, including her sister Mary, was in the... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Cooperatives allow community members to pool their economic resources and were quickly adopted in many Mennonite communities as a continuation of the Mennonite mutual-aid... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
In the Future Directions conversations, many people expressed a lingering concern that the proposed regional network forming Mennonite Church Canada could cause us, as a church... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Kudos to ‘Shared land’ organizers and participants Re: “Shared land” photo, Aug. 28, back cover. My husband and I attended and appreciated the focus on learning about and... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Introduction A couple of Mennonite Church British Columbia pastors have been given sabbaticals this year. I would encourage all of our congregations to find a way to give their... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Introduction by Garry Janzen, Reflection by Aaron Roorda

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